Pot holes galore on Charar-Sgr road, locals aghast

Pot holes galore on Charar-Sgr road, locals aghast
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Junaid Dar

Budgam: The potholes on Charar I Sharief Srinagar turns it into a cesspool and leads to the suffering of commuters.
Residents of Charar I Sharief, Kakawring, Pakherpora, Chadoora, yousmarg said that due to bad condition of roads they are facing difficulties mostly during rainfall and accused the authorities of ignoring this important road.
Locals told Kashmir Reader that road has becomes dangerous and unsafe due to deep potholes and can prove fatal for bikers.
They demanded macadamization of the road on priority basis and appealed the higher officials to ensure good quality material.
The road is the only connectivity between the Srinagar and other districts’ of central and north Kashmir for Charar I Sharief and famous tourist place yousmarg is also falling on the same route. “This is very sad that the road heading towards the famous shrine is in shambles and officials are not doing anything to maintain it for the devotees and visitors” a local from Charar I Sharief told Kashmir Reader.
“Road has also became problematic for the patients who are being shifted from Sub District Hospitals to tertiary institutions in the Srinagar for medical treatment “he added.
According to locals’ road was dug so many times for underground cable wiring by different telecom companies. “continuously from past several years some telecom companies dug road and damage the macadamization at their own will and no onehold them accountable for this damage,’’ Abdul Basit a local from Charar I Sharief said,
Admitting the bad condition of road Xen Chadoora division Mufti Imran said that the department doesn’t have funds for the repairing of the road and cannot do anything at present in the absesnce of funds , “ I have sent a proposal to higher ups to allocate funds for the road but till date we haven’t received,” he said.
“As soon we receive funds we will start work on the road” he added.